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Nat King Cole's Nephew Is A Big Hit On The Voice In Australia

5th May 2014

Legendary singer Nat King Cole's nephew has emerged as a frontrunner to win the new season of Australia's hit talent show The Voice.Dreadlocked Lionel Cole, 40, wowed judges Kylie Minogue, Joel Madden, Ricky Martin and...

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Mary J. Blige Enjoys Feasting During Holiday Season

27th December 2013

Mary J. Blige gorges on ''heavy food'' during the Christmas holidays.The 'Family Affair' star says she always hits the gym hard in January because she and her family don't hold back when it comes to...

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Conrad Murray Sings On Live U.s. Tv Show In Interview From Jail

3rd April 2013

Michael Jackson's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray stunned U.S. Tv viewers on Tuesday night (02Apr13) by calling into Anderson Cooper's talk show from jail and singing Nat King Cole's The Little Boy That Santa Claus...

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Conrad Murray Sings On Live U.s. Tv Show In Interview From Jail

3rd April 2013

Michael Jackson's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray stunned U.S. Tv viewers on Tuesday night (02Apr13) by calling into Anderson Cooper's talk show from jail and singing Nat King Cole's The Little Boy That Santa Claus...

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Bittersweet Success For Adele In Funeral Charts

By Lorna Greville  | 15th October 2012

Adele's instant modern classic 'Someone Like You' immediately struck a chord for those mourning a relationship, so it's no real surprise that this solemn ballad has made it to number 22 in the Co-Operative Funeralcare's...

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Diana Krall Plays 'Fly Me To The Moon' Tribute To Late Neil Armstrong

27th August 2012

Jazz singer Diana Krall paid a more than fitting tribute to the late, great Neil Armstrong during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night; just hours after news of the astronaut death broke.Performing...

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Bert Weedon Has Died

20th April 2012

Bert Weedon has died. The 91-year-old guitarist - whose popular tutorial manual 'Play In A Day' taught the likes of Eric Clapton, Sir Paul McCartney and Brian May how to play - passed away at...

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Paul Mccartney To Unveil Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

2nd February 2012

Sir Paul McCartney is to unveil his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.The music legend is the last of The Beatles to receive his own star on the famous pavement, which will be unveiled next...

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Sir Paul Mccartney Held Up By Robbie

20th January 2012

Sir Paul McCartney says Robbie Williams held him up from making 'Kisses from the Bottom'.The Beatles musician has wanted to make an album covering old rock 'n' roll standards for a number of years, but...

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Dolores Fuller 'Glen Or Glenda' Star Dies Aged 88

12th May 2011

DOLORES FULLER, the American actress who famously starred alongside Ed Wood in the 1953 cult classic 'Glen or Glenda', has died aged 88, reports Variety. DOLORES FULLER passed away at her home in Las Vegas...

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Jennifer Lopez Favours Women On American Idol

14th April 2011

Jennifer Lopez - The 41-year-old R&B star Jennifer Lopez says she is disappointed at the swift exit of American Idol's female contestants and admits she had been reluctant to criticise the two remaining female singers,...

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Nat King Cole Tv Shows Remastered For Itunes

14th February 2011

The estate of beloved crooner NAT KING COLE is giving fans a very special Valentine's week treat - episodes of the singer's 1950s variety show will be posted online for downloading.Performances by Ella Fitzgerald, Count...

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Cole's Daughters Launch Foundation On Dad's 90th Birthday

17th March 2010

Legendary singer NAT KING COLE's twin daughters have launched a new foundation to boost music in U.S. schools on what would have been their father's 90th birthday.Timolin and Casey Cole are keeping the Mona Lisa...

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Fascinating Fact 8208

23rd October 2009

R&B singer R. KELLY has broken a chart record set by NAT KING COLE. His new track NUMBER ONE became his 35th top ten single when it reached number eight on America's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Song...

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Nat King Cole Gets Remixed For New Album

11th March 2009

Late crooner NAT KING COLE is set for a rebirth thanks to a new covers album featuring GNARLS BARKLEY star CEE-LO GREEN, THE ROOTS and NAS. Cole's daughter Natalie, who scored a hit singing her father's...

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Nat King Cole Brought Back From The Dead For Duets Album

4th February 2009

Soul singer NATALIE COLE has teamed up with her late, legendary father NAT KING COLE for a duet from beyond the grave. The 58-year-old star has recorded a reworked version of her dad's song Straighten Up...

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Coles To Duet Again

15th June 2008

NATALIE COLE is planning another virtual duet with her late father NAT KING COLE. The singer has combined her voice with her dad's on the standard Walkin' My Baby Back Home for her new album...

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Cuban Girl Band Chart After 70 Years

11th April 2007

Six songs recorded by Cuban girl band ANACAONA 70 years ago have risen to 26th place in the iTunes UK podcast chart. The group are currently between the best of the British DJ CHRIS MOYLES'...

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Nas Invites Cole To Join Him For Unforgettable Video

10th January 2007

NATALIE COLE has given rapper NAS her blessing to sample her father NAT KING COLE's standard UNFORGETTABLE by appearing in the video accompanying his new track. Nas uses the smooth 1950s hit in his new...

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New Book Exposes Peggy Lee As Hypochondriac

21st July 2006

Late jazz legend PEGGY LEE's darkest secrets are set to be exposed in a revealing new biography linking her romantically to NAT KING COLE and FRANK SINATRA and detailing the extent of her painful stage...

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Ventriloquist Layne Dies

27th February 2006

RICKIE LAYNE, a ventriloquist who frequently appeared on THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW with his Yiddish-accented dummy VELVEL, has died at the age of 81. Layne passed away on 11 February (06) from heart failure,...

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Writer Fox Dies

9th January 2006

Poet, author and playwright OFELIA FOX, who rose to fame as the first lady of Tinseltown's famous Havana Tropicana nightclub, has died aged 82. The writer died on Monday (09JAN06) of cancer and complications...

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Jones Knighted In New Year Honours List

2nd January 2006

Welsh singer TOM JONES has been awarded a knighthood for services to music in British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II's annual New Year Honours list. The 65-year-old, from Pontypridd in Wales, began his musical career...

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Krall's Christmas Songs Is Top Holiday Album

16th December 2005

DIANA KRALL's new release CHRISTMAS SONGS has risen to the top of America's holiday album sales list. The album sold 91,000 copies last week, beating Christmas albums by IL DIVO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, LARRY THE...

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The Christmas Song Is Top Christmas Song

3rd December 2005

Festive standard THE CHRISTMAS SONG (CHESTNUTS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE) has topped a new list of the most-performed holiday tunes of the new century. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)...

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Chesney And Rimes Add A Country Flavour To Us Album Chart

2nd February 2005

Country music is back on top of the US album charts thanks to KENNY CHESNEY and LEANN RIMES. Both acts have crashed into the BILLBOARD chart top three with new albums; Chesney has scored...

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Cole's Christmas Song Tops Poll

2nd December 2004

NAT KING COLE's version of THE CHRISTMAS SONG has beat 599 other hits to top a list of seasonal tracks. A November (04) test of 600 seasonal songs conducted by America's EDISON RESEARCH on behalf...

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Minogue To Record Jazz Album

19th November 2004

Australian star KYLIE MINOGUE is ditching pop to record a jazz standards album. The LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT singer will join fellow pop stars ROBBIE WILLIAMS, ROD STEWART and more recently WESTLIFE, who have...

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Jazz Legend Illinois Jacquet Dies

23rd July 2004

Legendary jazz saxophonist ILLINOIS JACQUET has died at his New York home at the age of 81. According to Jacquet's longtime friend DAN FRANK, he suffered a heart attack yesterday (22JUL04). Jacquet was...

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Songwriter Ed Townshend Dies

18th August 2003

Songwriter ED TOWNSHEND, who penned a string of hits including MARVIN GAYE's controversial LET'S GET IT ON, has died aged 74. Townshend, who wrote more than 200 songs, died of heart failure on Wednesday...

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